David Kaiser

Managing Partner

"Every day, we work with Canada’s leading companies on complex and high-profile mandates to enhance their brand, protect their reputation and advance their business."

David combines his financial acumen and communications expertise as one of Canada’s leading financial and corporate communication advisors. His clients rely on his skill as a communicator to deliver on transactional communications, strategic business positioning, issues and crisis management, as well as both internal and investor communications. He works with companies and organizations across sectors and with regional, national and international operations. His clients include Royal LePage and Brookfield Real Estate Services, Purpose Investments, ADP, Sears Canada, Morneau Shepell, Cogeco Peer 1, NOVA Chemicals and Stanton Renaissance. His strength and experience as an industry leader allows his clients to excel through meaningful and effective communications.

Prior to co-founding KLC, David was a Senior Vice President, Partner, and Global Co-Chair for the Financial Services Practice Group at FleishmanHillard. His clients included Visa Canada, Claymore ETFs, State Street, ING Direct, ICICI Bank Canada, Lind Waldock and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. David has worked on high-profile transactions, including IPIC’s acquisition of NOVA Chemicals, Severstal’s increased stake in High River Gold, Cliff’s acquisition of Consolidated Thompson, PotashCorp’s successful defense of BHP’s hostile bid, Brookfield’s purchase of Prudential’s real estate assets, and the sale of MLSE by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. David also provided counsel to AbitibiBowater during their bankruptcy filing, restructuring and emergence, and their NAFTA dispute regarding Newfoundland and Labrador’s expropriation of rights and assets.

Previous to joining FleishmanHillard, David spent six years with Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX” and “TSXV” respectively). During the commodities boom, David was responsible for developing the exchanges’ mining and oil & gas listings business, and his travels included the United States, South America, Africa and China. David often spoke publicly on behalf of the exchanges, and was interviewed by television, radio and print media. On the listing side of the business, David worked with issuers in all industries, introducing them to TSX and TSXV, helping them through the listings process and providing ongoing guidance on exchange policies and capital markets regulation; he also worked on the trading side of the business managing the exchanges’ relationships with both buy-side and sell-side accounts.

David completed his MBA at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2000. He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course (honours) and the London Metal Exchange Hedging with Futures Course. David has served on the boards of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute and the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries.